A miserable question: how much will the 3 miles of TX 249 Tollway (Decimation of Hope Highway) actually cost?

Conroe and Houston, April 19 – During the presentation in the April 10, 2018, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting where the tollroad lawyer and financial advisor announced that the County government would need to take “evasive action” if toll revenues cannot service the bond debt, there was a miserable question that remained unanswered throughout the […]

Metts continues JP court sloth, terrible management practices into 2018

Metts continues JP court sloth, terrible management practices into 2018

Image: Left to right, lazy JP James Metts, disgraced Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport who lost her re-election bid in a landslide in the March 6 Republican Primary Election, and corrupt local political boss Marc Davenport. New Caney, April 19 – James Metts’ Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Court is a total mess, according […]

Doyal flails around, says anything, just to preserve his beloved TX 249 boondoggle (fails to pass fact-checking)

Conroe, April 18 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court engaged in a lively discussion regarding the $76 to $85 million, 3 mile, TX 249 Tollway, also known as the Decimation of Hope Highway, that County Judge Craig Doyal and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley are shoving down the throats of Montgomery County citizens. It’s […]

Montgomery County DA Ligon backs Parker for Precinct 2 Commissioner: “There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough”

Montgomery County DA Ligon backs Parker for Precinct 2 Commissioner: “There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough”

Image: During a Greg Parker campaign event in Magnolia on April 17, 2018, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon backed former Comal County Commissioner Gregory Parker for Precinct 2 County Commissioner in the May 22, 2018, Republican Runoff Election. Magnolia, April 18 – Montgomery County District Attorney formally backed former Comal County Commissioner Gregory Parker […]

BREAKING NEWS: Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office #3, Captain Carlisle, resigns, pleads guilty to Disorderly Conduct

BREAKING NEWS! Conroe, April 18 – Captain Bryan Carlisle, who headed the Executive Division in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and was the third highest ranking officer in that department, resigned today and announced his retirement from law enforcement. Carlisle agreed to plead guilty to a Class C misdemeanor of Disorderly Conduct and agreed to […]

Commissioner Clark explains how he’s leveraged road bond funds for massive to small road bond projects for Precinct 4

Conroe, April 17 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark spoke to a packed room of the College Park Village Association about road projects in the Harpers Landing vicinity and in Shenandoah within Commissioners Precinct 4. Clark explained that Precinct 4 includes the largest land mass of the four Commissioners Precincts if one subtracts […]

Roadblocks – good and bad – arise during April 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Roadblocks – good and bad – arise during April 10 Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: A very somber Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner Jim Clark arrived early for the April 10, 2018, Commissioners Court meeting. “We have some very troubling items on the agenda this time. I’m here to do battle for the people,” Clark told The Golden Hammer as he arrived. Conroe, April 17 – The Montgomery County Commissioners […]

County Judge Doyal, Commissioner Riley manipulation, exclusion of citizens dominate March 27 Commissioners Court meeting

Conroe, April 16 – The best that one could say about the March 27, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court is that they eventually adjourned the meeting. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark made efforts to reform the County government, but Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie […]

District Judge Robin’s extraordinary presentation to Commissioners Court asking for “external assessment” of County Auditor Martin suggests Robin may be next “rock star” in Montgomery County politics

District Judge Robin’s extraordinary presentation to Commissioners Court asking for “external assessment” of County Auditor Martin suggests Robin may be next “rock star” in Montgomery County politics

Image: 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin during her presentation to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on April 10, 2018. Standing next to Judge Robin is Nathan Jensen, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Court Administration. Conroe, April 16 – 410th District Judge Jennifer Robin made a remarkable presentation to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court […]

Why does this mid-17th century painting remind us all of the Montgomery County government? A message to Budget Director Amanda Carter

Why does this mid-17th century painting remind us all of the Montgomery County government? A message to Budget Director Amanda Carter

Image: Flemish painter Pieter Boel’s Hounds Bringing Down a Boar, mid-17th century, oil on canvas. Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer If you visit the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, one of the paintings you’ll see just past the room, where the special Renaissance exhibition with paintings and drawings of Michelangelo, Rafael, and Titian is, is Flemish painter […]

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